President and principal architect William E. Gould, AIA, founded the firm in 1996. Artik is a full-service architecture firm committed to producing great educational environments. Artik’s multiple partner firm focuses on balancing artistic creativity with technical excellence to create functional, economical projects with the highest quality of design. With these thoughts in mind, we have consciously developed a practice that allows us to focus on just a few clients in order to provide the highest level of communication and service. Our staff specializes in educational architecture and over 80% of our work is for public K-12 and Community College Districts in Northern California.


  • Planning/Programming
  • Site Planning
  • Interior Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Bid Phase Implementation
  • Construction Administration
  • Project Close-Out
  • Contract Documents
  • Photography
  • Printing/Distribution
  • Art in Architecture
  • Rendering
  • Models



Ashleigh Barton | Designer I
Bill Gould, AIA, ALEP | Founding Principal
Carlos Isaac | Job Captain
Claudia Torres | Controller
Danial Pourkeramati | Designer II
Gayatri Medury, AIA | Associate
Gene Yong, AICP | Senior Project Manager
Juana Aranda | Office Manager
Kasra Shekari | Designer I
Linda Stevenin, M.ED | Learning Environment Specialist
Maria Madrigal, AIA | Project Manager
Martin Hochroth, AIA, CSI | Principal
Morana Medved, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C | Senior Tech Lead
Pauline Torrez | Project Manager
Roy Daniel, Designer I
Touko Takeda, Job Captain
Vanessa Williams | Director of Marketing
Vidya Vemula, LEED AP BD+C | Senior Project Manager
Vivian Umbarger | Marketing Assistant